Scope and Structure of German Official Development Assistance: Trends and Implications for the BMZ and Other Ministries

Michael Bohnet, Stephan Klingebiel, Paul Marschall
Content Type
Policy Brief
German Development Institute (DIE)
The structure of German Official Development Assistance (ODA) is in a state of transition. Germany’s growing international role, the increasing importance of climate issues as well as the refugee crisis are contributing greatly to a significant increase in German ODA, which has more than doubled since 2012 and amounted to around EUR 22 billion in 2017. The coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and the SPD in 2018 has prioritised ODA-eligible expenditures and views development policy as a priority area. Significant changes can also be seen with regard to the scope and pattern of ODA expenditures
International Affairs
Political Geography